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The First District, Part Eight

Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

N.B. Blanton, after proving uninterested in persuasion and not amenable to bribery, yielded his post as judge of the election to the threat of lynching. 712 more words

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The First District, Part Seven

Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Andrew Reeder named three men judges of election for the First District. To them he gave the power to scrutinize voters and, if necessary, make them swear under oath that they did in fact live in Kansas and intended to remain there. 625 more words

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The First District, Part Six

Sorry about the tardy post. Technical oversight on my end.

Parts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

The Missouri border ruffians came over in the hundreds to filibuster Kansas for slavery. 496 more words

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The First District, Part Five

Parts: 1, 2, 3, 4

When last we left the First District, men from Missouri had come again to steal the election. They had provisions stocked up in advance. 676 more words

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The Freedmen's Patrol Review of Civil War Blockade Running on the Texas Coast

Kansas can wait one more day. It’s been there since 1854, after all.

Back when I started this blog, in the savage age when the internet ran on carrier anomalocaris, I thought that I might review some books from time to time. 861 more words

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Gone off the Map for a Day

Gentle Readers,

There will be no news hot off the presses from Kansas, in 1855 or otherwise, today. If you want some Civil war-related content, then you may find the breathtaking stupidity of certain self-appointed Southern Heritage Advocates amusing. 356 more words

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The First District, Part Four

Parts: 1, 2, 3

The affair at Lawrence involving a Mr. Bond, an abolitionist to hear the Missourians tell it, has appeared in the testimony of F.P. 798 more words

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